Three's a Crowd in Videodiscs

Betting millions on something new for the family TV

The television set has long since evolved from a rare electronic marvel into a household appliance that is as ubiquitous as the kitchen stove. Now, a host of video products is appearing on the market that can transform the home TV from a passive machine capable of receiving broadcast programs into a versatile instrument permitting viewers to watch whatever programs they want, when they want. The latest entry in this market is videodiscs, machines that reproduce recorded programs or movies from a record-like platter onto...

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